LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year !!!!

And Happy Pink Saturday !!! :) Thank you Beverly for being such a wonderful Hostess !! :) :)

2010 was a Great year :) Not so much health-wise for me, but in creating pretties and making new friends :) My goal was to get out there more and meet new people, and I did :)

January ~

I was in TWO awesome swaps with four very sweet girls :) Heather's @ Speckled Egg's "Petite Inspiration Valentine Swap" I made these wee boxes for my partners, Kathy, Cerri and Elyse. The second swap was Cathy's "Amour" Valentine swap and Lucky Me I got Cathy herself as a partner ! :) I made her a pink heart cake box.
February ~

I Oil Painted with my Mom that month, had a thoroughly wonderful Girls day painting. I love you Mom !!! :)March ~

I hosted my Very First Swap !!!! There were 72 members and it was a BLAST !! I definitely want to do this same one again this year, if you all are interested. :) Again, I had the Most Wonderful Partners !! Terri, Sarah, and Denise. These are the baskets I made from Yogurt cups. ( Girls start saving your yogurts :) )Each was filled with Five things. ( don't have a picture of the fifth thing and cant even remember what it was , lol !! :) ) I also made a lot for my shop. Easter is my FAVORITE time of the year and I could make things ALL year for this Holiday if I could :)Bunny Town, U.S.A :)April ~

Happy Spring !! And playing with Vintage China :)
May~

I was ill most of May, but I did get to share some pretty Roses I found thrifting :)
June ~

Didn't get much done this month either due to illness, But, I celebrated my 200th post and my three year Blogiversary ! Yippee ! Painted a another oil painting and made some cakes.July ~

Another Fun Swap with Tobi and Jennifer, as my Partners, for "Speckled Egg's Petite Inspiration Paris Matchbox Swap "August ~

Participated in Jenny and Aaron's Vintage Vacation Swap and had the super sweet Karen at Recycled Rita as my partner :)
September ~

I branched out and made some bejeweled necklaces and bracelets. This was also a great month of Vintage China finds at the Flea Markets :)
October ~

This was the month of Tutorials. Wanting to give back for ALL that you sweet ladies do for me with your kindness and friendships. I had hoped to do more , but couldn't. Although this NEW year I plan on sharing as much as I can with you, and hope to do tutorials every month :) I also added a new design to my line with my Vintage Tea Cup Sconces :) :)November ~

Crunch time. Every seller is covered in Glitter and Glue the month of November and I was NO exception. :) I made lots of Sparkly Pastel goodies for the shop :)
December ~

I was in another wonderful swap, hosted by Molly at Fleur de Bee and made my very first crown for my sweet partner Breezy :)And finished up the year with more pastel bottle brush trees. :)Thank you Jesus for another year , to have been able to do what I love and Love what I do, but mostly Thank you Jesus for all of the Wonderful Friends that you have Blessed me with along this Journey. For my Family and all of the Good health days :) Thank you for kicking cancer to the curb so far with my Mom. :)

in Your Precious Name..............Amen

Wishing you the BEST year ever, with all that your heart desires :) And a sincere thank you for your friendships and prayers :) I cherish each of you !!! :)

Hugs :) :)

Rhea

24 comments:

Connie said...

It is all fantastically beautiful, sweetpea!!! Ooooh my, I'm just happy you could get that much done. I've been thinking about you lately and wondered if you feeling better than "normally". I'll be calling you this month for sure, sugar...
xoxo,
Connie

FourSistersInACottage said...

Rhea,
I am amazed, simply amazed by all the beauty.
I just keep coming back and coming back to your blog as it's simply gorgeous.
I have added you to my favorite eye candy blogs to read. I hope that is okay.
Hugs to you my friend...Amy

Cindy said...

Rhea...welcome back.We have missed you! I hope you are feeling some better.
What a great year you have had! So many creations this year!!Wow.

Looking forward to the new year..and seeing what you create.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Nany said...

Hugs sweetie... wishing you a beautiful and healthy 2011.. Thanks for sharing all of those pretties.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rhea,
O My ! What a fantastically creative year you have had!!
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Linda Ruthie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog this past year. Even if I never make any of the crafts you share, I'm so happy just basking in the pastel glow of your pictures. Thank you for a wonderful year of the sweetest eye candy I've ever seen.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy New Year, Rhea!!
You "DID" A LOT last year!!! Making all those darling treasures.
I am interested in an Easter swap!
Love your prayer!
Have a lovely day.
Warmly,
deb :)

Lib said...

Hope 2011 brings you abetter yr. Health wise!
Love,Love,Love your sweet Treasure all are Beautiful!
So far 2011 has been good craft wise for me. Hope I can keep up!
Thanks for your Sweet Friendship! And Prayers!
Blessins',Lib

MJBTeas said...

So the4 February painting of pink roses on a blue background is an oil painting? Gorgeous!

luckygirlgifts said...

Amen!!!
Here's to lots more glitter and fabulous swaps and even more great health.
xoxo
Cari b.

Mari said...

HELLO RHEA~
LAST YEAR YOU HAVE MADE SOME BEAUTIFUL ITEMS :) I LOVE YOUR PAINTINGS!!! YOU SHOULD SELL SOME :)
AND I'M SOOO HAPPY YOUR MOM IS DOING WELL! SO I DOUBLE YOUR AMEN :)
LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL ITEMS THIS COMING YEAR :)
I ALSO PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD HEALTH! DO I HEAR AN AMEN :)

XO~MARI

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

It is truly a little bit of heaven everytime I visit here, Rhea! Your soft pastel hues just ALWAYS do it for me!!

So glad to hear your mom continues to do well. Such terrific news.

Hope 2011 will bring you much health and happiness!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey sweets,
geesh you have been a busy crafter!!
Hope you are having a fabulous 2011
Happy new year!
oxoxoox,
Jessi

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic! Love it All!
greetings from Holland and..
Happy Pink Saturday!

Kerrie said...

Oh my Gosh, I love your blog! It is quite beautiful! So glad I came over for Pink Saturday! Love the baskets made from Yogurt cups!!

Dru said...

Wow! What a beautiful and inspiring post. Your blog is absolutely amazing...Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Happy Pink Saturday! (I'm a new follower)

You accomplished so much last year - many things to be thankful for. Your blog is divine!

Please visit me sometime & say ,"Hi!"

Marie
http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

dana said...

First, thank you for your prayers for April.

I LOVE your recap of the year. You have been super busy, in spite of feeling bad for two (or more?) months. I hope all is well for you right now!

Wishing that 2011 is a great year for you and your family.

I also agree with what you said on the Black Swan post. The movie didn't appeal to me from the clips I saw, so I know we wouldn't have watched it any way. But you are right. We're letting Hollywood take us down the drain...in more ways than one. Thanks for speaking up!

Happy Pink Saturday.

dana

Marydon said...

Have so missed you & wondered if you are doing well, Rhea. You have some beautiful creations throughout 2010, sweetie. So love that china & that awesome painting on blue canvas. You are amazing, Rhea.

Glad to hear Mother is still doing well ... God is wonderful & a healing wonder.

~ Giveaway ends tonight ~
Have a beautiful Pink weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Fun With This and That said...

Your things are so soft and pretty.Happy PS, Laura

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Rhea! Your pinks are simply scrumptious! I am just savouring all the lovely eye candy. Lots of scope for imagination here and it's all just as sweet as candy! You are such a creative lady and I love it all. Wishing you better health in the coming year. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

gena said...

What wonderful pictures - just like spun cotton candy sweetness !!!! I love the bunny town - precious !

Happy Pink Saturday !
gena
www.thehouseonalvenderhill.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Your creations are so exquisite! I like Easter too - what a glorious time of year!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Donnie said...

What lovely pink photos. Happy Pink Saturday.